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Antaun Teasley will be laid to rest in Cleveland

James W. Wade III | 6/20/2014, 10:07 a.m.
Most recently, he was employed by Miami Heat guard Norris Cole as a personal chef. Teasley was also a contributing ...

Antaun Teasley (42), the Chef for many celebrities such as Miami Heat’s Norris Cole, body is coming back to Cleveland. The service will be held in Cleveland, Ohio Saturday June 21, at The New Spirit Revival Center located at 3130 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights starting at 10 a.m.

“My son had not been out in awhile and his friend asked him to go out that night, wow this didn’t make any sense at all,” said his father Dannie. The Miami Beach police said the shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. after an altercation between Teasley and the shooter in the VIP section of the club.

“When the dust settled, the victim was found with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper torso,” Miami Beach police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez said. People who were in the club at the time of the shooting said they heard a loud noise moments before everyone inside headed for the exit. Witnesses said the victim tried to make his way out of the club after being shot but collapsed.

“My brother was so loved and wanted to enjoy life in Miami, it’s sad he has to lose his life this way,” said his sister Robin Teasley. At press time the police have no information as to the reason Teasley was shot.

Teasley graduated Pennsylvania Culinary in Pittsburgh in 2000 and immediately headed to Florida. Landing a job at the Tony Boca Raton Resort & Club, Teasley worked alongside executive chefs James Reaux and Kevin Garcia, then furthered his studies at the National Academy of Professional Arts in 2001, where he obtained a degree in bartending.

“My son was doing it. I have been known to dibble and dabble a little with food, but he was top notch,” said Dannie. It was Antaun who came up with the name Young Chef for his young spirit and enthusiasm for the culinary world, and started his own consulting firm, specializing in Italian dishes with an energetic vibe in the kitchen that is pulsated in the herbs and spices. Soon, the young chef was cooking for some of the most prominent names in music and sports like Timbaland, Kenyon Martin, Ricky Davis, and Kendrick Perkins.

Most recently, he was employed by Miami Heat guard Norris Cole as a personal chef. Teasley was also a contributing member of the Miami community, hosting Thanksgiving lunches at the Camillus House.

According to police records, the police have gone to the club where Teasley was shot 344 times last year, mostly for non-violent incidents.

Antaun leaves a young son, many friends, his twin brother and his beloved sister Robin. The family has asked for all flower arrangements to be sent to Cummings and Davis Funeral Home located in East Cleveland.